Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On Medium: Why Not Even Catholic Casuistry Can Hide the Scope of Human Freedom

Here's an article about the Church’s Orwellian propaganda, as displayed by the Catholic Encyclopedia and Pope Francis’s lame attempt to tame secularism.


  1. I'm 100% in agreement with this essay.

    I've often wondered who they (the apologists and scholastics) are trying to impress. It all seems so unnecessary. It is not as if anyone has ever been reasoned into believing in Christianity. It only cheapens the faith. To paraphrase Nietzsche, I would say that a sincere faith doesn't wear its reasons on its sleeve.

    1. I suppose the Catholic institution needs to preserve its mystique and its pride, despite all the passive-aggressive professions of humility.

      Also, it's a question of theodicy: if the Church retreats to fideism and confesses that its creed is irrational, why would God have created human reason? To lead us astray? Is reason a product of the devil? Why would God make reason so central to our species only to punish us for exercising that kind of judgment? This fideistic religion falls apart because it can no longer make sense of history or anthropology.